Shiv Sena candidate Trupti Sawant was elected to the Maharashtra Assembly in the prestigious by-poll from Bandra East constituency after she trounced her main opponent Congress heavyweight and former Home Minister Narayan Rane hours after the counting of votes began on Wednesday.
NCP is set to face a rebellion in Tasgaon Assembly by-election as the party has decided to field widow of late NCP leader RR Patil, while his brother, who is a party member, is also an aspirant for the seat.
Maharashtra Legislature today paid tributes to former state Home Minister late R R Patil and CPI leader Govind Pansare, with members lauding their contribution in political and social sectors of the state.
Leaders across the political parties on Friday recalled late RR Patil with NCP chief Sharad Pawar noting that Patil initiated cleanliness campaign in Maharashtra much before Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his Swachch Bharat campaign.
Shocked by death of former Home Minister R R Patil due to oral cancer linked to chewing of tobacco, Maharashtra Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant today said the government will take steps to curb its consumption.
Members of the film fraternity like Riteish Deshmukh, Madhur Bhandarkar and Kailash Kher took to micro-blogging site Twitter to mourn the death of Maharashtra's former deputy chief minister Raosaheb Ramrao Patil.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday announced a state funeral with full honours for former deputy chief minister RR Patil, adding that the demise of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader is a setback to the state.
Former Maharashtra home minister RR Patil, who passed away on Monday due to oral cancer, had an astounding political career. However, his name, along with the accomplishments in his political career, was also associated with several controversies.